2018 Associate Artist – Georgina Oakes

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We’re excited to announce Ensemble Offspring’s first-ever Associate Artist is clarinettist, Georgina Oakes. 

Georgina returns from 10 years in Europe to wow us with her new music pedigree – having worked with the likes of Pierre Boulez and Tristan Murail. We can’t wait to welcome her on board. 

We were overwhelmed by the standard of the applications we received from instrumentalists countrywide. It was indeed a pleasure to read and listen to all of this wonderful music and choosing a single candidate from so many great ones was no mean feat! 

For more info about the Hatched Academy Associate Artist opportunity, visit: http://ensembleoffspring.com/education/ensemble-offspring-academy/


Georgina Oakes is prize-winner of the ‘Australian Music Foundation Young Musician Award’, the Swiss ‘Thyll-Dürr Stiftung Stipendium’, and was a finalist in the ‘Casino Austria Rising Stars Award’. She has performed worldwide in leading international concert venues such as the Musikverein Vienna, Philharmonie de Paris, Wigmore Hall London, the Sydney Opera House and Prinzregenten Theatre Munich.

Georgina is a laureate of both the Daphne Wilkins Trust and the SYLFF Tokyo Foundation. Her concerto debut was a performance of Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto with the North Sydney Symphony Orchestra. In 2017 Georgina performed Pierre Boulez’s Clarinet Concerto ‘Domaines’ with the Webern Kammerphilharmonie in the Konzerthaus, Vienna.

Georgina’s soloist and chamber music endeavors include many festival appearances, such as performances at the Juilliard ChamberFest New York, Accademia Musicale Chigiana Siena, the Aldeburgh Festival (England), Aurora Chamber Music Festival (Sweden) and the Kyoto International Music Festival.

She has also had extensive orchestral experience, performing with The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (Amsterdam), Ensemble InterContemporain (Paris), The Diaghilev Festival Orchestra (Russia), The Britten Pears Orchestra (England), The Webern Symphonie Orchester (Austria), The Max Steiner Orchestra (Austria), Orchestre Camerata Academica Freiburg (Germany) and the Bayerische Philharmonie Chamber Orchestra (Germany).

Georgina has undertaken clarinet performance studies at the Conservatoire National Supérieur Musique Paris with Philippe Berrod (Principal Clarinetist, Orchestre de Paris), the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Vienna with Ernst Ottensamer and Johann Hindler (Clarinetists of the Vienna Philharmonic) and the Hochschule für Musik Freiburg with Jörg Widmann. Her initial teachers in Australia were Francesco Celata and Elizabeth Lim. She has also been significantly influenced through masterclasses from Martin Spangenberg, Ralph Manno, Alessandro Carbonare and Yehuda Gilad.